Well-Preserved Shelby 260 Cobra at Goodings Pebble Beach Auctions

Well-Preserved Shelby 260 Cobra at Goodings Pebble Beach Auctions

1963 SHELBY 260 COBRA

Unrestored Sports Cars From A Private Collection

Estimate $1,750,000 - $2,500,000

Chassis CSX2034 

Among the Earliest, Best-Preserved Shelby Cobras Extant

One of Only 62 Examples of the Original 260 Street Car 

Road Tested by Car and Driver Magazine for the March 1963 Issue 

Equipped with Rare, Period-Installed, Three-Carburetor Intake

Retained by Its Second Owner, Stan Hallinan, from 1964 to 2013

Exceptional Unrestored Condition Showing Less than 5,200 Miles

Originally finished in red with black leather upholstery, this Cobra was shipped to Tasca Ford of East Providence, Rhode Island, one of the first authorized Shelby dealers. This example was a press loan car for Car and Driver magazine, who road tested the Cobra for its March 1963 issue, greatly praising its performance capabilities. 


Its first private owner, James Hall of Concord, New Hampshire, ordered a special competition intake manifold with three Holley twin-choke carburetors, resulting in an utterly exciting drive with explosive acceleration. The Cobra then went on to join the collection of Stan Hallinan, who kept the Cobra from 1964 to 2013. The current owner acquired the car after Mr. Hallinan’s passing, and commissioned Antique Auto Restoration of Seaside, California for sympathetic mechanical work. 

 

Keeping preservation in mind, the restorative work returned the car to running order without disturbing this exceptionally rare Cobra’s wonderful originality, integrity, and patina, which it all proudly retains.


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